How to Apply for an Arizona Motorcycle License

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To apply for a standard Arizona motorcycle license, you must be at least 16 years old.              

If you are under 18 years old, you will need to hold a motorcycle instruction permit for at least 6 months before applying and complete either a motorcycle safety course of log at least 30 hours of practice.

To receive an Arizona motorcycle license, you’ll need to visit the MVD and:

  • Fill out an application.
  • Pass a written knowledge test.
  • Pass a skills test.
  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pay the application and testing fees.
  • Provide proof of your identity, residency, and legal presence. 

NOTE: If the motorcycle you use for your skills test is less than 100 ccs your license will be a restricted J license. J Restriction motorcycle licenses are not able to drive on interstate highways and are restricted to operating small displacement motorcycles.

Visit https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicle-services for official application information and to schedule appointments at your local MVD office.

Apply for an Arizona  Motorcycle Instruction Permit

Motorcyclists under 18 years old must apply for a motorcycle learner’s permit before receiving a standard Class M license/endorsement. To apply for an Arizona motorcycle permit:

  • You’ll need to be at least 15 ½ years old.
  • Visit an Arizona MVD office.
  • Pass a vision test. 
  • Pass a written test based on the Arizona Motorcycle Operator Manual.
  • Pay the motorcycle permit application and testing fees.

Arizona motorcycle permits are valid for 7 months, and can be renewed once within 2 years.

While you hold a permit, you will need to complete an MVD-approved motorcycle training course OR log at least 30 hours of riding practice before you are eligible to receive your full Class M motorcycle license.

With an Arizona motorcycle permit:

  • You cannot carry passengers.
  • You cannot drive on freeways or interstate highways. 
  • You cannot drive between sunset and sunrise.

Transfer Your Motorcycle License When You Move to Arizona

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If you already have an out-of-state motorcycle license, you will not need to retake a motorcycle safety course or apply for a motorcycle learner’s permit.

Depending on the state you are moving from, you may be required to take a skills test. 

Once you’ve received your Arizona motorcycle license, return to MotorcycleZombies.com to find out how to register and title your bike.

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